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  • Iran and Russia to hold joint naval exercises in the Strait of Hormuz

    Iran will hold joint naval exercises with Russia, said Iranian Navy Commander Hossein Khanzadi.

    According to him, the exercises will take place in the northern part of the Indian Ocean and in the Strait of Hormuz, which connects the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

    According to IRNA news agency, the maneuvers are expected to take place before the end of the year. Other details have not yet been disclosed.

    Hossein Khanzadi is in Russia on a three-day visit. On Sunday, he took part in the …

  • Media: Russia worried by presence of Iranian troops in Syria

    Relations between the Russian and Iranian military in Eastern Syria began to deteriorate due to certain disagreements regarding further actions in the region, reports Al-Masdar News.

    According to the publication, the disagreements between the military commanders of the two countries are connected to Moscow's desire to avoid any conflicts in the Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zor, as this can create severe problems for the region in the future.

    Also, according to an Al-Masdar News source in the …

  • Cuba declares its solidarity with Iran in conflict with US

    Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodríguez wrote on Twitter that Cuban authorities express support for Iran in the conflict with the United States.

    Minister wrote in his message that the reason for the Cuban solidarity with Iran is "the new US aggressive escalation against the sister nation".

    Also, Rodríguez called on the parties to start a " dialogue and cooperation, based on the principles of International Law" stressing the importance to protect the peace.

    Earlier, US President …

  • Russia promises to protect Iran from US sanctions

    Russia intends to take measures to oppose US sanctions on Iran, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on Monday in a comment on the new restrictions on Tehran announced by the US State Department on Saturday.

    “We’ll have to wait for what is announced in this package. This is not the first time the US has threatened with new sanctions, instead of adopting the model that is obvious in this situation, of finding an opportunity for, if not direct political dialog, then dialog and the …

  • Iran unveils new air defense system

    On June 9 Iranian Defense Minister Amir Khatami presented a new and a modern air defense system Khordad-15 made in Iran, reports the Iranian news agency Tasnim. The system can hit various targets with Sayyad-3 missiles.

    "The system can detect up to six different targets at the same time, including military aircraft and drones in a 150 kilometers range and track them at a distance of 120 kilometers," the report said.

    It is noted that the system is designed to destroy enemy targets at an …

  • Media: Israel and the United States will put up with Assad if Putin ‘surrenders’ Iran

    The US President’s advisor on national security John Bolton, head of the Israeli National Security Council Meir Ben-Shabbat and his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev will hold a meeting in Jerusalem in late June.

    According to the Saudi newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat, one of the main topics discussed at the meeting will be Iran’s military presence in Syria.

    According to the article, Israel and the United States intend to offer Russia a deal in which Washington and Jerusalem will recognize the …

  • Kremlin: Russia warned Iran against withdrawing from nuclear non-proliferation treaty

    Russia warned Tehran against withdrawing from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Ryabkov in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta following talks in Tehran about the nuclear deal.

    “We also warned Iran not to withdraw from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons which would be a certain step towards destabilization,” he said. “It would undermine the foundation of the international nuclear non-proliferation system.” …

  • Israel stikes Iranian and Hezbollah bases in Syria

    Violent explosions rocked the areas near Damascus on the evening of May 17.  According to the reports, the Israeli Air Forces conducted air raid against Iranian and Hezbollah  bases in Syria.

    Earlier, the Syrian news agency SANA reported that the Syrian Army's air defense systems managed to down several missiles fired from the direction of the Quneitra province and the Golan Heights.

    Al Mayadeen TV Channel belonging to Hezbollah reported that Israel had also attacked targets south of Damascus. …

  • Russia and Iran prepare for joint military exercises in the Strait of Hormuz

    Russia and Iran are getting ready for joint military exercises in the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world’s key oil “arteries” through which tankers from Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait, carry 20 million barrels of oil each day.

     Within the next few months, Iran and Russia will hold joint naval exercises in the strait, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi told IRNA on Monday.

    He explained that for this reason, Russian ships will be arriving …

  • Russian military clash with Iranian forces in Syria

    Two Russian servicemen were injured when the Russian military police stationed in Syria clashed with fighters of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. The clash, according to the London-based Al-Araby publication, occurred near the city of Mayadin in the Deir ez-Zor province. The reason for the fighting was the detention of the Russian convoy at the Iranian checkpoint. Two Iranian soldiers were killed in the firefight that followed.

    Al-Araby reports that there have already been …